A trove of money laundering scandals erupted in Northern Europe this year, tying major financial institutions from all three Scandinavian countries to alleged bribery schemes, attempts to evade U.S. sanctions, and serious regulatory failures.… Continue Reading
The U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control Thursday imposed sanctions on five individuals, including at least three Russians, and on a Chechen group for extra-judicial killings and torturing LGBT individuals.… Continue Reading
The man behind the Magnitsky Act denounced the White House for considering swapping him in exchange for U.S. access to a dozen Russians indicted for hacking America’s 2016 presidential election.
Bill Browder called the idea “appalling and atrocious.”… Continue Reading
A British critic of Russian president Vladimir Putin was detained by Spanish police Wednesday on an international arrest warrant that Russia requested through Interpol.
Financier Bill Browder tweeted that police in Madrid released him after Interpol’s general secretary in Lyon, France, instructed Spanish police not to honor Russia’s arrest request. … Continue Reading
The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control added four Russians and a Chechen to its list of those sanctioned under the Magnitsky Act for alleged human rights abuses.
The most prominent name on Wednesday’s list was the head of the Russian republic of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov.… Continue Reading
In the prior post, we introduced readers to the UK’s Criminal Finances Act, a new law that expands remedies for UK prosecutors to use against gross human rights abuses. But what are gross human rights abuses?… Continue Reading
The White House sent a letter to Congress pledging a commitment to the “robust and thorough enforcement” of the Global Magnitsky Act.
Congress adopted the Global Magnitsky Act in December 2016.… Continue Reading
A Russian lawyer representing the family of whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky suffered serious head injuries after falling from the fourth floor of his apartment building near Moscow.… Continue Reading
The UK House of Commons Tuesday passed legislation that would expand the powers of the government and courts to freeze assets of human rights violators.… Continue Reading
The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control added five Russians to its list of those sanctioned under the Magnitsky Act for alleged human rights abuses.
The most prominent name on Monday’s list was the Russian government’s chief public investigator, Aleksandr I.… Continue Reading